Sunscreen Technology, Regulations and Formulations

Klein, Ken
April 2007
Skin, Inc.;Apr2007, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p112
The article focuses on issues related to the manufacture, regulation and use of sunscreen products. The effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin are discussed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates sunscreen products as drugs rather than as cosmetics since the latter are products considered to have topical and short-term effects. A typical sunscreen formulation is described.


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